Over 60 employees of Aviva USA, one of the largest worldwide life insurance and annuity companies, came together for an Ace Race Golf Team Building Event in Kansas City, Missouri. The Ace Race is a a fun and fast paced team building program in which the participants design miniature golf holes out of non-perishable food items. The goal of the event is for each team to make a hole-in-one at each of the holes. At the end of the event the food is donated to a local food pantry. In this case over 500 pounds of food was given to Harvesters Community Food Pantry. It is a fun event with a little bit of team building skills built in. The participants enjoyed the experience and where proud to give back to the community.

One of the real benefits of the experience was the team members working together to solve problems, work together, and share the span of control. One of the real lessons is that everyone has their own areas of expertise and a great way to build a team is to recognize the talents and abilities of each of the team members so that each can function and do what they do best. Team building and especially team leadership is not about having control, but rather in learning that control is something that the best team members know how to give to others when it is in the best interest of the team. The Ace Race Team Building Event helps team members know how to appreciate and build one another up.

Thanks to Aviva for a great event and to Harvesters in Kansas City, Missouri for being the recipients of Aviva’s generosity.